|From left: Uthay Ezekiel, Ph.D.; Rita Heuertz, Ph.D.; Marco Rossi; Amanda Montgomery; Monica Stumpf; Shan Shan Tam; Joe Behrens; Gerald DeNardo, M.D.; Nicholas Temofeew, Sally DeNardo, M.D.; Kenn Vattatharra; Tim R. Randolph, Ph.D.; Connor Mullen. Submitted photo|
The Department of Clinical Laboratory Science welcomed a visit by Sally DeNardo, M.D., and Gerald DeNardo, M.D., principles of the DeNardo Education and Research Foundation on Sept. 17.
The DeNardo's toured research labs; met with faculty and staff of Doisy College of Health Sciences and the School of Medicine; and with students who have been awarded the DeNardo Undergraduate Student Research Fellowships.
The DeNardo Education and Research Foundation awarded a grant of $148,300 to the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science to fund research scholarships to 10 undergraduate students each year. Grant funds also include the purchase of research supplies and attendance at conferences to present findings for each of the scholarship recipients.
The 2013 Research Fellows are:
The 2013 Alternate Research Fellows are:
Over the course of the next year, the selected students will work in the lab of one of three clinical laboratory science faculty members who study cancer or related topics:
The grant from the DeNardo Foundation also funds a health science research symposium and a lectureship, which showcases the students' research results and gives them the chance to meet an invited high profile guest scientist, whom they have chosen.
Sally DeNardo, M.D., and Gerald DeNardo, M.D., both hold the title professor emeritus of internal medicine at University of California-Davis where they were faculty since the 1970s. They established an international reputation for their work in the field of radioimmunotherapy and developing new techniques to deliver drugs in cancer treatment. In 2000, the DeNardo's won the Benedict Cassen Prize from the Society of Nuclear Medicine for their work.